Located high atop the Barnwell Mountains of East Texas is one of the state's most exciting motorized off-road parks - The Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area!

Opened in 2000, this Texas Motorized Trails Coalition (TMTC) property offers dirt bikes, UTVs and OHVs 1,850 acres of pure delight. There are 27+ miles of single track trails for dirt bikes and many more miles of challenging trails for UTVs and OHVs. There is a 16 mile Adventure Trail for the dirt biker or ATV rider looking for a less demanding ride and there are trails that even the novice UTV and OHV riders will enjoy!

Barnwell Mountain has primitive camp sites throughout the park. Campers are welcome to enjoy the park's shower facilities, remote pavilions, and dump station.

The park's electric camp has thirty and fifty amp hook-ups for recreational vehicles. These twenty pull through sites can accomodate any length vehicle. They have no water or sewer hook ups but a dump station is available near the premium rv sites.

Eight premium rv spaces are available just north of the electric camp. These spaces offer fifty amp electrical connections and water and sewer hook ups. They are pull through spaces and can accomodate any size vehicle with the exception of spaces seven and eight that should be restricted to thirty four feet or less.

All guests can enjoy the showers facilities at the office or near the pavilion. There are also several toilets placed throughout the park for your convenience.

The park also has three cabins and five bunkhouses available for nightly rentals.

The Barnwell Mountain facilities and trail system were designed for motorized off-road purposes. The trail system was developed and is maintained by all-volunteer TMTC members. The trails are mapped and rated with signage at the trail heads.

Whether you are an off-road pro, a novice, or something in between, you will find adventure for the whole family in a very unique and beautiful setting at Barnwell Mountain!


We now have a concessions at the park. It is located adjacent to the pavilion and open during normal park hours. Please stop by and support these friendly folks.

Group Outings

If you are planning a group outing on a specific date, please communicate those plans with our staff to help ensure no conflicts arise.

After Hours Access

Our office is open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Entry into the park after midnight is not allowed. The gate is closed from midnight until 8:00AM the following morning.

Park Photos

Barnwell Mountain is OPEN this weekend. We do not close for weather unless the roads are impassable.

Please remember that the park closes Sunday at 6:00PM and everyone must exit by that time.

Please see the events page for information regarding RV space reservations during these events.

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Cabin and Bunkhouse Rentals

Barnwell Mountain has three cabins and five bunkhouses available for rent. The cabins are located near the office at the top of the entrance road. All cabins have hot and cold running water, a bathroom with a shower, heat and air conditioning, a sink, microwave, refrigerator, wireless internet, and satellite TV. You must bring your own cookware, linens and bathroom supplies.

The first cabin's maximum occupancy is three and rents for $65 a night. The second cabin's maximum occupancy is six. It rents for $85 a night. The third cabin's maximum occupancy is four (queen and bunk beads) and rents for $75 a night. See the Photo Gallery for additional photos of each cabin.

The five bunkhouses are located near the pavilion and bath facility. Each bunkhouse is equipped with a single and a bunk bed, heat and air conditioning, a porch swing, a picnic table, satellite TV, and a grill. The bunkhouses have no water or plumbing but are only a short walk from the bath facility. No linens, refrigerator, microwave, or WIFI is available in these units. The maximum occupancy fore each bunkhouse is four. Each unit rents for $50 a night.

To reserve a cabin or bunkhouse, visit the Calendar & Reservations page.